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Cromwellian

[krom-wel-ee-uh n, kruhm-] /krɒmˈwɛl i ən, krʌm-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the politics, practices, etc., of Oliver Cromwell or of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.
2.
noting or pertaining to a style of English furnishings of the middle 17th century, characterized by austerity, the use of oak and leather, and simple, decorative moldings.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; Cromwell + -ian
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